Iran sends warships to Oman amid Gulf dispute

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Iran is sending two warships to Oman before they start their mission in international waters near the coast of Yemen, the country's navy has said.

The Tasnim news agency reported that the two ships, an Alborz destroyer and a Bushehr logistics warship, will depart from the port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday for an overseas mission to Oman and then on to international waters.

The move comes amid a crisis in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut off ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting "extremism".

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